Hot property: Roof terraces

Penthouse, New York City, US, $8.85m

Where 684 Broadway, in the heart of the NoHo district of Manhattan, around 20 miles from JFK international airport.

What A two-bedroom, two-bathroom loft with 3,200 sq ft of interior space. The apartment includes a floating staircase that leads to a private roof garden of 2,300 sq ft.

Why The roof terrace, which is lit with fibre-optic lights at night, comes with a large movie screen, a hot tub and industrial outdoor shower, and is planted with flowers and herbs.

Who Hamptons International,, tel: +44 20 7758 8488

Akamas Bay, Cyprus, €4.78m

Where On the north-west coast of the island, one mile from the fishing port of Latchi, 25 miles from Paphos international airport.

What The show home for Akamas Bay villas, a collection of 40 high-spec properties designed by Greek architects Ergo 7. This four-bedroom house has 380 sq m of living space, with interiors by Fendi Casa and Ipe Cavalli’s Visionnaire collection.

Why The roof terrace of 105 sq m has uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean.

Who Knight Frank,, tel: +44 20 7629 8171

Penthouse, Nice, France, €3.95m

Where Close to Villefranche-sur-mer, in the south of France, around 6 miles from Nice international airport in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

What A modern three-bedroom, three-bathroom penthouse with 169 sq m of living space. A cellar and two garages are also included.

Why The roof terrace of 277 sq m is larger than the interior living space, and all rooms open on to it. Made for entertaining, the terrace has an exterior kitchen, dining area and Jacuzzi.

Who Winkworth,, tel: +44 20 7870 7181

Penthouse, Park Lane, London, UK, £19.5m

Where In London’s West End, around 20 miles from Heathrow international airport.

What A newly refurbished penthouse over two floors, with 3,909 sq ft of space, four bedrooms – all with en suite bathrooms – a double reception room, study and two underground parking spaces.

Why The terrace is 730 sq ft in total, with a hot tub, awnings, heaters and barbecue area. Situated on the 10th floor, it has views of the city and Hyde Park.

Who Wetherell,, tel: +44 20 7493 6935

Mellieha, Malta, €6.5m

Where Eight miles north of the capital Valletta and Malta international airport, in the Mediterranean, south of Sicily, east of Tunisia.

What A house designed by architect Edwin Mintoff with four en suite bedrooms and views of the island of Gozo. With terraces on every level, the property includes a garage, gym, wine cellar, office and cinema room.

Why The main roof terrace has impressive sea views and a pool, bar, dining area, barbecue and day beds.

WhoChesterton Humberts International,, tel: +44 20 3040 8210

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